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Lennox awarded $40,000 grant for park land

PIERRE, S.D. – Several South Dakota communities will be a better place to live, work and play thanks to Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $368,779 to fund projects in eleven locations.

“These cities have taken the initiative to improve the quality of life for their communities,” Gov. Daugaard said. “I commend project sponsors for their commitment. Future generations of South Dakotans will benefit because of their efforts.”

Lennox was awarded $40,000 for their park land acquisition project. Other LWCF grant winners were: Deadwood – Gordon Park playground rehabilitation, $40,000; Eureka – baseball complex improvements, $40,000; Hartford – wading pool and zero depth splash park, $40,000; Huron – Crown Park playground, $11,000; Parkston – East Park playground equipment replacement, $27,750; Plankinton – Eastside Pool Park playground replacement, $30,029; Salem—park renovation project, Phase I, $40,000; Tyndall – tennis/basketball court surface replacement, $20,000; Wagner – Chapman Park playground equipment, $40,000; Yankton – Riverside Park playground replacement, $40,000.

Land and Water Conservation Funds come from the National Park Service and are administered in South Dakota by the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks. The federal assistance program provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreation projects.

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